School Letters Home

Meadow High School 

Royal Lane, Hillingdon, Middlesex UB8 3QU
Telephone: (01895) 443310 
Fax: (01895) 420925 

Email: meadow@meadowschool.co.uk 
Website:  www.meadowhighschool
.org

 Headteacher: Mrs Jenny Rigby

 


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SCHOOL LETTERS  HOME


Letter to whole school

Meadow Singers Music Club  3.15pm- 4pm 

Dear Parents / Carers,

Music club will be starting this term after school and will be run by Mr Mubarak. The first session will commence on Monday 27 January 2020, straight after school, at 3:15pm.

If you would like your child to take part, please fill in the permission slip below and send it back to Mr Mubarak ASAP. Spaces are very limited, therefore places will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

If your child has handed the slip in on time and has been offered a place, you will receive a second confirmation letter with dates attached. 

If you would like to make a £1 contribution at the end of each session, that would be much appreciated. This money will go towards a party for the students, celebrating their achievements which will, at various points in the year, be showcased.

Yours sincerely, 

Mr Mubarak

Music Teacher

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Permission slip for Music Club - Please return to Mr Mubarak

I give permission for my son / daughter to join the after school Music club.

I will collect my son / daughter at 4pm promptly

Or

 

My child is an independent traveller, I am happy for them to make their own way home at 4pm and I have signed and returned the permission form to the school office.

Child name: ________________________________________   Class: _______________

Emergency contact details: _______________________________________________________________   

Medication needed during this time:  ______________________________________________


Letter to Y7, 8 and 9

8th Hillingdon Scout Group

Letter of Interest

Dear Parents/Carers,

I’m pleased to inform you that we have just had our 1st Year Anniversary as the 8th Hillingdon Scout Group. Now that a year has run successfully we are looking to increase numbers and offering additional spaces to those students in Years 7, 8 and 9.

Those not already in Scouts are invited for a trial period of 6 weeks of activities based upon the Scouting program, allowing young people to trial what life could be like before committing. The Scout group will be meeting during the school day on a Friday, so normal travel arrangements for the end of day can happen. Please note spaces are limited.

Please complete and return the reply-slip if you would like your child to be considered for the Scouting Group for the trial period of six weeks. 

Kind regards,

Mr M Rainsbury

Group Scout Leader

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REPLY SLIP: Scouting Trial Period – please return to Mr Rainsbury

 

Name of Child: ________________________________________ Class: ___________

 

[  ] I would like my child to be considered for a Scouting Skill trial period

 

Name of Family Member: ___________________________________________________________

 

Signed:  _________________________________________________

 


Letter to Class MP

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of our Theme learning lessons, thematic classes will be completing focused learning about being ‘Out in the Community’. As a school, we feel this is a core life skill and one that needs to be addressed within a school as well as home context.

Within this unit of work, we will have the opportunity to explore and learn about our local community and complete practical sessions where we learn everyday skills such as how to buy a drink in a café, shopping skills as well as social skills.

We will be going on educational visits to a variety of local places. This will enable the students to practice a range of social skills and appropriate behaviours in a public place. Please let me know if there is anything in particular you would like us to focus on. These visits will also link with cross curriculum learning such as our local area in Geography and PSHCE.

In order for the pupils to be able to access the trip their behaviour needs to be of a good and safe standard leading up to the trip. Each pupil will be risk assessed and level of support assessed prior to going out.

In order for us to make these sessions motivating and interesting to the pupils as well as ‘real’ we are requesting a voluntary donation of £5 per half term to help support the cost of visits. This will be used to cover expenses directly related to the trips. Please send money via an envelope in link book.

If you have any questions or queries about this learning activity please contact me via the link book, phone or email me at mparker@meadowhighschool.org

Kind Regards

Mr M Parker


Letter to Class 9BA

13th January 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

Panathlon Tournament

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Tuesday 14th January. For this event they will need to bring their PE kit or, if they would like to, they can come into school in their PE kit.

They will leave school at 9.30am and return at 14:30. They will require a healthy packed lunch. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below.

Please complete and return the below reply slip as soon as possible. If you have any questions just let me know.

Kind Regards,

Mr. B. Anstee

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­­­REPLY SLIP: Panathlon Tournament – please return to Mr. Anstee

Name of child:  _____________________________  Class:  ________

 

My emergency contact details are: ______________________________________

 

Signed: _______________________

 


 

Letter to Year 11 pupils only

9th January 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you may be aware, here at Meadow High School we allow selected Year 11 students to leave the school premises for 25 minutes at lunch time. This can help with the further development of their independence skills. However, this permission will only be considered if permission is granted by their parent/carer and by both the Form Tutor and the Assistant Head of KS4.

I must emphasise that this permission is very much a privilege, not an automatic right. It can only be given to those students who demonstrate both a high commitment to learning and the ability to behave in a responsible manner both in and out of school. We reserve the right to withdraw this privilege if necessary. If a student is late arriving to school it will be withdrawn for that lunchtime (unless due to transport issues).  It is important to note that students will not be accompanied by staff when outside school, so students will need to be both confident and safe when crossing the road and be able to tell the time with confidence.

Students who are granted permission must be signed out when exiting school and back in on their return. Students will be permitted to leave the premises between 12.40pm and 1.05pm each day. Students must then return to the dining hall – if any student fails to do this, permission will be withdrawn for the following day.

If you wish your son/daughter to be considered for this privilege please fill in and return the attached reply slip. Students will be notified if they have received this privilege once permission slips and returned and approved by their Form Tutor and Assistant Headteacher.

Yours sincerely

Ms. J Richards
Assistant Headteacher - Years 9 - 11

 


 

REPLY SLIP: Year 11 - Permission to go out at lunchtime

PLEASE RETURN TO Front Office asap

Name of pupil __________________________________________________ Class __________

Parent/Carer name (please print) _______________________________________________

Please tick the relevant box below and return the slip as soon as possible

  • I give permission for my child to leave school at lunchtime.
  • I do not give permission for my child to go out at lunchtime.

Parent/Carer signature _______________________________________

 


Letter to Year 7 Food Tech Term 2

January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 7 pupils focus on health and safety whilst making bread based dishes. This term pupils will be making: 

• Vegetable Pasty

• Meringue Nests

• Quick Bap Pizza

• Mediterranean Rice

• Festival Project

If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £5.00.  A suitable container will also be provided so that cooked products can be taken home.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid for all at once, however if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

Thank you in advance.  

Miss LePage

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Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

Please delete as appropriate:

• I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons this term  - £5.00

• I would prefer to pay weekly  - £1.00 per week for 5 weeks

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

I enclose the amount of ___________


Letter to Year 8 Food Tech Term 2

January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 8 pupils focus on Fruit and Vegetables. This term we will be making:

  • Muesli Bars
  • Banana Muffins
  • Mini Quiche
  • Pasta Salad             

            Pupils will also taste and evaluate a range of foods.

If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepared, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £6.00 which is equivalent to £1.50 per lesson.  A suitable container will also be provided so that cooked products can be taken home.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid all at once, however if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

Thank you in advance.

Miss LePage

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           Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

            Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £6.00
  • I would prefer to pay for each practical lesson on the day - £1.50

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________           

            I enclosed the amount of ___________


Letter to Year 9 Food Tech Term 2

January 2020

Dear Parents/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 9 we focus on Meat and Dairy products. This term we will be making:

  • Cauliflower Cheese
  • Cheese and Tomato Pasta Bake
  • Shortbread
  • Chilli Con Carne
  • Festival Project

            Pupils will also taste and evaluate a range of dishes containing cereal products.

 

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid for all at once, however, if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

 

If you wish your child to take the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £7.50 which is equivalent to £1.50 per lesson. We will also provide a suitable container for the food to be taken home in.

 

            Thank you in advance for your support.

            Miss LePage

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            Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

            Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for this term’s practical lessons - £7.50
  • I would prefer to pay for each practical lesson on the day - £1.50

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

I enclosed the amount of ___________


Letter to Year 10s Term 2 Food Tech

January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

For their Unit Award in Food Technology pupils will be focusing on 4-6 units of work, with a range of different cooked products. Pupils will be taking part in some theory lessons to further their understanding of Health and Safety in the kitchen and practical lessons where they will be building up their confidence towards everyday cooking.

Pupils will also take part in sensory evaluations of various foods. If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for the practical and taste testing lessons will be £10.00 for each Term.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid all at once, however if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

Thank you in advance. 

Mrs Shukla

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Food Technology Department – Mrs Shukla

            Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £10.00
  • I would prefer to pay for each practical lesson on the day - £1.00

Childs Name _____________________     Class __________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

            I enclosed the amount of _________


Letter to Year 11 Food Tech Term 2

January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

For their Unit Award in Food Technology pupils will be focusing on 4-6 units of work, with a range of different cooked products. Pupils will be taking part in some theory lessons to further their understanding of Health and Safety in the kitchen and practical lessons where they will be building up their confidence towards everyday cooking.

Pupils will also take part in sensory evaluations of various foods. If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for the practical and taste testing lessons will be £10.00 for each Term.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid all at once, however if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

Thank you in advance. 

Miss LePage

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Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

        Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £10.00
  • I would prefer to pay for each practical lesson on the day - £1.00

 

Childs Name _____________________     Class __________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

            I enclosed the amount of _________


Letter to Home Economics pupils - Year 12

January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

For Home Economics this year we will be focusing on basic home management skills, such as planning for events, cooking, cleaning, etc. Students will be taking part in theory lessons and some practical lessons where they will be building up their confidence towards everyday cooking and general home maintenance.

Students will also take part in sensory evaluations of various foods. In order to substitute the cost of the required ingredients, we need to ask you for a donation of £5 which we hope can cover the whole academic year.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Home Economics practical work to be paid all at once, however if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

Thank you in advance. 

Mrs Shukla

Home Economics teacher

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Please return this slip and the money donation to Miss Hagger – Food Tech Assistant

            Please delete as appropriate:

Students are only taught for one term over the year            

  • I agree to pay the full amount for the practical lessons - £5.00 for the year
  • I would prefer to pay for practical lessons each half term - £2.50 each half term

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed  _________________________     Date   _________________

I enclosed the amount of ___________


Year 13 - Home Economics - Year 13

January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

For Home Economics this year we will be focusing on basic home management skill, such as planning for events, cooking, cleaning, etc. Students will be taking part in theory lessons and some practical lessons where they will be building up their confidence towards everyday cooking and general home maintenance.

Students will also take part in sensory evaluations of various foods. In order to substitute the cost of the required ingredients, we need to ask you for a donation of £15 which will cover the whole academic year.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Home Economics practical work to be paid all at once, however if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

Thank you in advance. 

Mrs Shukla

Home Economics teacher

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Please return this slip and the money donation to Miss Hagger – Food Tech Assistant

            Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for the practical lessons - £10.00 per year

(Students have paid £5.00 for Autumn term)

  • I would prefer to pay for practical lessons each term - £5.00 a term (Spring and Summer)

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed  _________________________     Date   _________________

 

I enclosed the amount of ___________

 


Letter to Enrichment Class (6thF)- Food Tech

January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology we will be focusing on independent cooking. We will focus on Health and Safety within a kitchen and cooking everyday meals to learn new skills. There will be a combination of taste testing, evaluation of products as well as practical lessons.

In order to save administration time, we would like the termly cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid all at once. However, if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepared, the amount required for the practical and taste testing lessons will be £10.00 which is equivalent to £1.00 per lesson.

There will be a total of 3 payments throughout the year and a letter will be sent at the beginning of each term. This will be your second payment.

Thank you in advance. 

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Shukla
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Food Technology Department – Mrs Shukla

            Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £10.00
  • I would prefer to pay for each lesson on the day - £1.00

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________          

            I enclose the amount of ____________

 


Letter to selected pupils

9 January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

Serpentine Gallery trip -Thursday 23rd January

Your child will be attending the Serpentine Gallery in London to further support their Art studies. Pupils will be looking at artwork and producing drawings during the visit.

We will be travelling to the gallery on our school minibus. We will be leaving school at 9.30am and returning at 2.30pm.

Please provide your child with a healthy packed lunch and a drink.  If your child is entitled to a free school meal, a lunch can be provided.  Please indicate below, along with choice of sandwich.

Please complete the return slip by Thursday 16th January.

Kind regards

Mr D.Hancox

Art Teacher

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REPLY SLIP: Serpentine Gallery Trip – Thursday 23rd January

Please return to Mr D Hancox

I give permission for my child to take part in this trip   

I will provide my child with a healthy packed lunch  

My child is entitled to a free school meal 

Sandwich choice (please tick):    cheese [  ]      egg mayonnaise [  ]      tuna mayonnaise [  ]

 

Childs Name:  _______________________________     Class: _______

 

Signed: _______________________________     Date:   __________

 

Contact Number: _________________________

 

 


Letter to Class LD

8 January 2020

Dance Lessons

Dear Parents/Carers,

Your child is taking Dance this term as part of the Performing Arts carousal. It will be every Monday

For this lesson they will require a dance kit they will need to bring each week to dance in.

We would suggest suitable clothing would be their PE kit or:

  • Jogging bottoms or leggings
  • T-shirt
  • Trainers
  • Water bottle

Students will have time to change in and out of their kit within lessons.

Thank you for your support,

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Kalia Sappal

Dance Lead

 


Letter to Dance club pupils

7th January 2020

Dear Parents/Carers.

Dance Club dates

We will continue with Dance club from Wednesday 15th January.

If your child is an independent traveller and you have signed the permission form, they can make their own way home. Pupils who are not currently independent travellers must be picked up by an agreed person at 4.15pm promptly.

To support the running and resourcing of this club we would like to ask parents and carers to make a voluntary donation of £1 a week to cover our costs. This can be done weekly or paid in a block. If you choose to make the donation in a block and your child is absent the money would be carried over to the next week.

Below are this half terms Dance club dates:

Wednesday 15th January

Wednesday 22nd January

Wednesday 29th January

Wednesday 5th February

Wednesday 12th February

Wednesday 26th February

Wednesday 4th March- No club due to Annual review day

Wednesday 11th March

Wednesday 18th March

Wednesday 25th March

Wednesday 1st April

 

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Kalia Sappal

Dance Lead


Letter to whole school

8th January 2020

Dear Parent/Carers

Meadow High School -  Asthma Workshop 2020

I am writing to inform you of an asthma workshop which we are holding at Meadow High School.  The workshop is for parents who have children with asthma and asthma related conditions.

Parents who have asthma in their family and who are interested in learning more about the condition are also welcome to attend.

The workshop will be held in the 6th form hall on Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 9.30am.

The workshop will be delivered by a NHS Asthma Specialist from Hillingdon Hospital and will include background of asthma and related conditions, demonstration of how to administer medication and will also contain a question and answer session.

If you would like to attend the asthma workshop, please contact Alison Wallington, Health and Wellbeing Assistant on 01895 443310, extension 206.  Alternatively, please contact the school office on 01895 443310 and leave your name, child’s name and number of people attending.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Yours sincerely

Alison Wallington

Health and Wellbeing Assistant


Letter to whole school

6th January 2020

Re: After School Clubs 2019-2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

During this term football club and fitness club will be running 3.15-4.15. Please be aware if your child already has a place in football club you DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY.

 

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

MON

15.15- 16.15

FOOTBALL

Starting 16th September – Finishing 9th December

Starting 13th January – Finishing 23rd March

Starting 27th April – Finishing 6th July

WED

15.15- 16.15

BASKETBALL

MAX 20 STUDENTS

FINISHED

FITNESS

MAX 10 STUDENTS

Starting 15th January –

Finishing 25th March

CRICKET

MAX 20 STUDENTS

 

Please note that for all clubs, students will be required to bring their own PE kit to wear. If they forget to bring their kit, we will contact you to inform you that they will be going home on transport. If for any reason they cannot attend the club that week, please send a message into either myself or the school reception.

To apply for either football club or fitness club for this term, please fill out the reply slip and send back to me.

Kind Regards,

Mr. M. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader


 to Whole School

Help for the Holidays - Zones of Regulation 

REMINDER:  Understanding and use of the Zones of Regulation is something we are continuing to develop across the school this year and is a key element of the SCERTS programme [Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports] that has been running as a borough-wide initiative. The Zones of Regulation is a programme geared towards helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Students are supported to gain skills recognising when they are in different states called ‘zones’ and also learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another. 

The aim is for students to gain skills recognising and managing their emotions more effectively as well as develop a wider perspective about how others see and react to their behaviour.  We will be running some workshops for parents in the Spring term however if you would like to find out more please go to  https://zonesofregulation.com/index.html 

Our students are now becoming very good at identifying the zone they are in. The holiday period can be a very exciting with a lot of change in routine, you might find that the zones chart below is a very helpful strategy to use.  I have included some ideas for ‘tools’ that your child can discuss with you.  It is better if you talk about what ‘tools’ work well in the different zones in advance, this will allow you to calmly prompt your child towards the right strategy if needed. 

Remember:

NO zone is linked to bad behaviour, the zones are how a person is feeling.  It is normal for us all to move between the zones as part of our day. The Green Zone is the most comfortable to be in, Red Zone does not feel good.   It is important to be able to acknowledge that we are in this zone without blame and then take positive steps to calm.  When your child is in the Red Zone language should be kept to a minimum; giving a child space to process and implement strategies is what we are looking to do.  Tell your child you are proud of them for using the zones so well before beginning to discuss what caused the upset.  It is worth remember that the clearest thinking and communication happens in the Green Zone and so it makes sense to wait until this is achieved.

DO prompt your child to express the zone they feel they are in either by saying the name of the zone or pointing to the chart.

DO NOT tell your child what zone they are in – instead make an observation, ‘I think you are in ... what do you think? THEN prompt with the agreed ‘tool’.  

Trickier but a good skills to build:  Encourage your family and friends to use the ‘zones’ to explain how they are feeling to your child. If you are in ‘yellow zone’ your child can understand that they will need to wait 5 minutes until you are in the ‘green zone’ when you will be able to listen properly to what they want to say.  Some families find using a timer helpful for this if your child struggles with the concept of time.

I hope that this helps and wish you all a wonderful end to the year and start to 2020!

Anne Sugden                                                

English & Communication Faculty Leader